(18 Episodes) "Against the Storm," another OTR soap opera (and the title of which is from 'King Lear'), began the first of its 3 runs (and a small portion of its 13 years of success) on NBC, October 16, 1939. The final episode of this soap opera, took place on the Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS), June 27, 1952. Created and written by Sandra Michael, directed by Axel Gruenberg and starring Roger DeKoven, Gertrude Warner, Arnold Moss and Joan Alexander, this program took place at the... Topic: OTR Soap Opera,Old Time Radio Soap Opera, Proctor & Gamble, Ivory Soap, NBC, MBS
(03 Episodes) Houseboat Hannah, sponsored by Proctor & Gambles "Lava Soap" Cleanser, was a syndicated, NBC Red Network, 15 ninute monday thru friday soap opera. This short-lived continuing drama, debuted on NBC Red, September 26 1938; the final episode aired in mid 1941. The theme song for Houseboat Hannah was "Laugh Your Way Through Life," written by: Harry Revel and Mack Gordo * OTR def gp ddh Topics: Houseboat Hannah, OTR Soap Opera, Old Time Radio Soap, Lava Soap, Proctor & Gamble, NBC Red
(195 Episodes - 192 Eps (1942-1947) Plus 5 Misc Episodes) "Vic & Sade" (pg 03) 1942-1947 (197 Eps) TOWN NAME: Throughout airtime, the Gook family's home-town name is never mentioned; the town is, however, believed to be roughly based on Bloomington, Illinois. TOWN BUSINESSES: Courthouse The Ten-Cent Store Greek's Confectionary Croucher's Grocery Store The Bright Kentucky Hotel (shabby) The Butler House Hotel (expensive) Yamilton's Dept. Store (washrag sales) The Little Tiny Petite... Topics: Old Time Radio Soap Operas, OTR Soap Operas. Continuing Dramas, Vic & Sade
(17 Episodes) “This is Nora Drake,” a 15 minute, 11:00am weekdays, NBC & CBS soap opera, was broadcast from Oct. 27, 1947 thru Jan. 02, 1959. 1947 thru 1949, Nora aired on NBC; 1948 thru 1949 it was concurrent on CBS; after 1949, ‘Nora’ aired at 2:30pm weekdays, CBS only. * Resident of a mid-sized American town, Nora Drake was a nurse - and later, departmental supervisor on staff at ‘Page Memorial Hospital.’ She was a disciplined, hardworking, community-work oriented,... Topics: Old Time Radio, This is Nora Drake, OTR Soap Opera, Old Time Radio Soap Opera
(46 Episodes - Pg 01) Vic & Sade (1937-1939) OTRs "Vic and Sade," first heard over NBC's Blue Network in 1932, originated in Chicago. At the height of its popularity, it was broadcast as many as six times per day, over all three major radio networks. The principal characters were a married couple (Vic & Sade Gook) living in "the small house halfway up in the next block." One more character, an adopted son (Rush Gook) was added to the show, after the first weeks in... Topics: Old Time Radio Soap Operas, OTR Soap Operas. Continuing Dramas, Vic & Sade
(17 Episodes) *PHOTO: Jane Morgan (Aunt Mary Lane) in her role as Mrs. Margaret Davis on "Our Miss Brooks." (See below) "Aunt Mary," aka "The Story of Aunt Mary, was a 1942 - 1952, 15 minute per week-day, continuing serial/soap opera, heard over the NBC West Coast Network. Although Aunt Mary did not make it to NBCs full National Network broadcast schedule, she was offered an expanded Southwestern Regional area eastward as far as Texas or "... as far east as El Paso... Topics: Old Time Radio Soap Opera, OTR Soap Opera, Continuing Drama, Serial. The Story of Aunt Mary, Aunt...